Well, it's been a while now. And a while ago, i think it's been more than a month now. I added the water! I have also added the CR shrimps and an awesome gang of Pearl Danios. I know, at first i had second thoughts about the population size, but since i hade the Eheim 2211 and a strong current i went with it. Right now i think there are nine shrimps and seven Pearl Danios. Man how i love those Danios! They're beutiful! Anyway, i had a lot of trouble with my yeast bottles.
They would only produce Co2 for two or three days before stopping. I have been running it through a ceramic Co2 diffuser.
The mix i used in a 1,5L bottle was 50:50 water and sugar and a 1/4 teaspoon dry yeast (later i tried a whole teaspoon without much more luck) During the whole mixing process i was sterilizing all the equipment and shook the water and sugar together while it was scolding hot to dissolve all the sugar. When the mix cooled down to about room temperature i added yeast and turned the bottle over a few times.
Now after a while i have almost given up on the yeast. (No i am not going to put a big bulky DiY powerhead diffuser in such a small tank). But seeing as all the plants survived submerging and are still looking healthy, i'm happy! Even though i wouldn't mind them growing a LITTLE faster. Anyways, here are som pics from today after my second time scraping algae of the glass, wich i must say is a pain to do behind the rocks a Rotala.
I love my Danios!
The Fissidens is really growing in nicely! I had my doupts during the process, but it's all good now.
And thursday or friday i am going to trim the whole thing down for the first time! I am a bit excited, but if all goes well i think it will look darn good before christmas.